Live and In-Person at University of Redlands, Marin Campus January 12-14, 2024


In the midst of global pandemics, uprisings for racial justice, political backlash and climate change, it is vital to understand the connections between personal and systemic transformation. How do we align our actions with our visions and values? How do we build relationships of equity and interdependence, when we are deeply shaped by injustice and separation? Somatics, with a social analysis, can help us live into these questions.

Somatics understands that safety, belonging and dignity are core needs for all people. Yet, our society and economy don’t meet these needs equitably. Often our lived experiences leave us with trauma, and embodying our social conditions, even when we don’t agree with them. These “power-over” systems are the root cause of many traumas, both individual and collective.

Embodied transformation and purposeful practice can help heal the impacts of violence and numbing, work with the deep shaping of both oppression and privilege and deepen our capacities for empathy and bold action. While somatics in the West has most often been used for individual healing alone, it has much more to offer. With an understanding of systemic inequity, and a commitment to systemic change, somatics can powerfully contribute to personal and collective transformation.

Personal and systemic transformation are interdependent yet distinct processes. Each, at its best, can empower the other. Healing from trauma and oppression can powerfully serve movements for social justice. Organizing and building collective power can be deeply healing. Through somatic practice, emergent frameworks and embodied processes, we’ll explore these vital connections, as well as some of the costs when we don’t.

What You Will Learn

In this workshop, you will:

  • Learn a holistic framework for embodied trauma healing that integrates an understanding of how we are shaped by our social conditions
  • Discover the automatic reactions we take on to take care of safety, belonging and dignity, and how they become embodied
  • Discover how to access our longings and what we care most about, and how to center these in healing
  • Learn why somatic awareness, somatic opening and somatic practices are all core to healing individual and collective traumas
  • Discover the connection between personal and social transformation and how each can serve the other

Who Is This For?

This workshop is open and relevant to both clinicians and the general public.



Meet Your Teachers

This workshop will be lead by Staci Haines and Erika Lyla

Early Registration: $525 if enrolled by December 12, 2023.
Regular Tuition: $625 if enrolled by January 5, 2024 (final registration date).
Pricing does not include any travel related expenses. Should minimum attendance requirements not be met, this event may be cancelled, and a full refund will be issued. 

Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express accepted.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations received by email by the early registration date will receive a full refund minus a $30 administrative fee. 
No refunds will be granted for non-attendance or cancellations received after the cancellation deadline. 


Innate Somatic Intelligence Institute is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs. Innate Somatic Intelligence Institute maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. This course meets the requirements for 12.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. CE approval agency: CAMFT. Provider number: 82187.

We will email CE certificates within 30 days after this course ends.

If you live outside of California, please check with your local licensing board to ensure that they’ll accept this course for CE credit. As an approved continuing education provider, Innate Somatic Intelligence Institute is required to award CE credit for instructional time only; no CE credit will be granted for lunches and breaks.

To receive CE credit for this course, you must attend the entire weekend, sign in and out each day, and submit a signed class evaluation form.


 For more information, including accommodation for special needs and details about our grievance process, contact our administrator @[email protected]